Valencia finally found a sense of winning in the third match since La Liga returned, beating Osasuna in the previous round. But the Bats will find it hard to keep flying high, having to travel at Ipurua in the next Granada CF vs SD Eibar match, where they have just won 1 of their previous 5 visits.
Granada CF vs SD Eibar judment
Valencia is trying to get the ticket to the European Cup next season, while Eibar is racing relegation and between the two teams is 17 points and 9 places ahead of the standings. However, those numbers do not say much when the next match will take place at Ipurua Stadium. Because the home of the Basque football team is one of Valencia’s biggest obsessions. Since the “Gunsmith men” (Los Armeros – Eibar’s nickname) appeared in La Liga 2014/15 season, the Bats have only won 1 match in 5 times as guests here.
Since the 1-0 victory on 12/20/2014 with the only goal of Paco Alcacer, Valencia has come to Ipurua 4 more times and failed to win any match (draw 2, lost 2). The bad series seemed to have ended last season when Rodrigo Moreno put the Bats ahead in the first half. But then Charles’s 1-1 equalizer in the second half of the match led the team still under the coach Marcelino Toral must leave the same point.
In theory, Granada CF vs SD Eibar match will be a great opportunity for Valencia to remove the unlucky shove in Ipurua. Because while they have just returned to the winning track, the home team has not won any match since La Liga started again (lost 1, draw 2). However, the reality may not be so easy. Because regardless of the irresistible defeat with a score of 1-3 against Real Madrid, Eibar actually played very well when recovers 1 point from the extremely annoying opponents Bilbao and Getafe in the next 2 rounds.
In contrast, the 2-0 victory over Osasuna still could not help Valencia remove internal problems. It was an attack that was too reliant on Rodrigo, who scored 2 goals in the last 3 matches. And it was a defense that had just been rebuilt against Osasuna, after receiving 4 goals in the previous 2 matches. Not to mention, the psychology of the away team players is not really comfortable after the recent incidents. From the story of coach Albert Celades openly criticized center-back Mouctar Diakhaby for a mistake in the 1-1 draw at Levante, to the referee’s execution at a loss to Real Madrid.
The frustration has not flared just because the team is at a critical stage of the season. But if not resolved ultimately, it will affect the unity and strength of the Bats at the rest of the tournament. In the short term, it is the promised trip “less or less good” to Eibar’s home. Therefore, Valencia fans have reason to worry about the fate of the home team in the match tonight. Because in addition to having to play in “dangerous” Ipurua, do not forget that this season, the Bats also have very poor away football when they have not won 11/14 previous trips in La Liga (draw 3, lost 8).
Eibar: Absent Ramis (injury).
Valencia: Absent Garay, Piccini, Coquelin (injury).
Eibar did not lose to the Asian handicap odds in 7/9 the second time the team met before (won 5, drew 2).
Eibar did not lose to Asia odds in the last 5/7 home matches (won 4, drew 1).
Valencia did not win Asian odds in the last 6/8 matches (lost 5, drawn 1), and did not win Asian odds in the last 10/12 away matches (lost 8, draw 2).
28.6. This season, Valencia have only won 12 out of 42 maximum points from 14 away games in La Liga (won 3, drew 3, lost 8). This means that Los Che only earns 28.6% of the maximum number of points away from home.
Especially: Under odds the whole Granada CF vs SD Eibar match
The previous 5/7 matches between 2 teams with the most 2 goals. The last 3/5 matches of Valencia have also Under.
Granada CF vs SD Eibar’s expected line-up: